Hyaluronic acid is the basic ingredient in the class of dermal fillers known as “naturally derived” fillers. These fillers get this moniker because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the human body. In fact, it occurs in just about every living then. In humans, it acts as a network that transfers essential nutrients from the bloodstream to the skin cells. At Dr. Hetzler’s we use Juvederm and Restylane, two of the world’s most popular hyaluronic acid dermal fillers.
More about hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is found in the human body. High concentrations are found in soft connective tissues and in the fluid surrounding your eyes. It’s also in cartilage and joint fluids. You may have heard of hyaluronic acid outside the world of aesthetics, as it is sometimes used as an injection for people with arthritis to ease the pain in their joints and to provide extra cushioning.
When hyaluronic acid gel is injected for aesthetic reasons, it acts like an inflated cushion supporting facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to normal aging. Hyaluronic acid binds with water molecules to plump the skin.
What issues can hyaluronic acid fillers address?
We use Juvederm and Restylane to improve the skin’s contour and reduce depressions in the skin due to scars, injury, or simple aging. These are some of the issues we treat with these hyaluronic acid fillers:
- Acne scars
- Cheek depressions
- Crow’s feet
- Nasolabial lines
- Frown lines between the eyebrows
- Marionette lines
- Redefining lip borders
- Acne scars
- Wound scars
- Smoker’s lines
- Worry lines
After your session
Most of our dermal filler sessions take 30 minutes or less. It’s important that the patient not rub the injection areas, as this can make the filler migrate to an area not intended.
Because hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, allergic reactions are very rare. Otherwise, the injection sites may become slightly red, swollen, and have some very minor bruising.
Interested in addressing your aging issues without surgery? Call Dr. Hetzler, 732-219-0447, and ask about our hyaluronic acid fillers.